Claudia Bouroncle Seoane

Claudia Bouroncle is a specialist in agriculture and natural resource management, with emphasis on adaptation to climate change, and has more than 20 years of experience in Latin America. She is a graduate in forestry sciences, holds two masters degrees and is currently writing her PhD thesis focused on vulnerability analysis and agro-climatic information management for drought management in Guatemala’s Dry Corridor. Claudia began her career in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru with natural resource and protected areas management initiatives. She later developed skills in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, collaborating with initiatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations and technical cooperation. Since 2000 she has expanded her thematic and geographic areas of work, providing technical assistance to rural development and climate change initiatives in Mesoamerica. Between 2011 and 2016 she worked in the Environmental Modeling Laboratory of the Climate Change Program of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE for its acronym in spanish), leading its research and technical assistance agenda on climate change adaptation, ecosystem services and small and medium-scale agriculture, in collaboration with organizations from different sectors. She has subsequently worked as a consultant for the UN Environment, Wageningen University and Bioversity International.